The Awesome Days Foretelling Eternity

YAMIM NORAIM: THE DAYS OF AWE

THE DAYS THAT open the Hebrew month of Tishri,” he said, “from the Feast of Trumpets to Yom Kippur, are viewed as the holiest time on the biblical calendar.”

“Why?”

“They are the days of repentance. When the shofar sounds on the Feast of Trumpets, it signals that only ten days remain until Yom Kippur. And Yom Kippur is linked to the sealing of one’s eternal destiny, as on the Day of Judgment. But it’s not just these two days that are considered most holy but all ten. Together they are called the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, or the Awesome Days.”

“Why awesome?”

“Because their end is linked to the final Day of Judgment. So they declare that one doesn’t have forever to repent or to make things right. One only has these set days before it’s all sealed.”

“So they must be pretty intense.”

“They are. During the Days of Awe, observant Jews do everything they can to get right with God, to make things right with others, to forgive and be forgiven, to repent, to seal up loose ends, and to right what was wrong. It all has to be finished before the sun sets on the eve of Yom Kippur.”

“But does this apply to us now,” I asked, “in Messiah?”

“The Days of Awe are a shadow of something much greater. For the days you have on earth are not forever. They have an appointed end. And at their end comes eternity, beginning with the Day of Judgment when your destiny is sealed, for one eternity or the other. And the only time you have to determine that eternity are the days of this life, the days you now have on earth. Once they end, it’s all sealed. So these are the only days you will ever have to get right with God, to make things right with others, and to right what is wrong. So if you would ever get right with God, get right with God now. If you would ever make things right with others, make things right with them now. If you would ever rise to your calling, rise now. And whatever good you would ever do in your life, do it now. For the time you have left on earth is nothing less than the Yamim Noraim . . . your Days of Awe.”

The Mission: Look at the remainder of your days of life in a new way, as the Yamim Noraim. Get right with God and those in your life, for today is a Day of Awe.

Isaiah 55:6–7; Ephesians 5:16

The Awesome Days

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-book-of-mysteries/id1137475285?mt=11

Adjusting Our Will To Fit The Truth

THE AVANIM: WEIGHTS OF THE BALANCE

THE TEACHER LED me into a chamber he had never shown me before. It was illuminated by the light of oil lamps and filled with round stones of varying sizes. We sat down by a small table. He opened up a cloth bag filled with small stones and poured them out onto the tabletop. They were round and light in color, and each engraved with what appeared to be ancient letters.

“What are they?” I asked.

“They are the avanim,” he said, “the weights of the balance. And this is the Chamber of Measures. These were the measures and standards used in ancient times to determine values, weights, and quantities.” He then took out a second bag and emptied its contents onto the table. “These look the same as the others, but they’re not. These are false measures, altered weights. The inscriptions have been changed so that they no longer match the weight of the stone. This one says shekel, but it weighs less than a shekel. It would be used by a corrupt merchant to make an item appear to be heavier or greater than it was. The merchant had redefined the measure to conform it to his will and want.”

He picked up one of the stones, then continued. “Altered weights not only concern corrupt merchants . . . but civilizations. When a civilization redefines its values, when it changes the meanings and definitions of reality away from God and away from the created order, when it alters the measures of morality, of right and wrong, to conform them to its will and desires, it is dealing in altered weights, false measures . . . deceptive balances. It is turning the objective into the subjective, and man into God.”

At that he emptied another bag of weights onto the table and began reading their inscriptions. ”

“This one says Good, and on the other side Evil. This one says Life, and on the other side Death . . . Idol, and on the other side God. Male and Female . . . Sacred and Profane. This one says Marriage. And this one says Child in the Womb. They’ve all become altered weights, false measures, changed values . . . signs of corruption.”

“So how do you escape the corruption of altered weights?”

“Never change the truth to fit your will. Change your will to fit the truth. Never bend the Word of God to fit your life. Bend your life to fit the Word of God. Beware of false standards . . . and stay far away from the weights of falsehood.”

The Mission: Conform today your will to the truth, your ways to the Word, and your life to the image of God. Uphold the weights of the balance.

Proverbs 11:1; 16:11; Isaiah 5:20

The Weights of the Bag

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-book-of-mysteries/id1137475285?mt=11

Experience Leads To Wisdom

1 Peter 1:13-15 “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Proverbs 12:15 “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”

     Bearing the wisdom of God is how we evaluate our decisions in life. As grow older we continue to learn lessons each day on how to become more like God. Giving people second chances is demonstrating God’s love. By evaluating each person based upon their heart we are able to choose the correct relationships to incorporate into our daily life. Remembering that the obstacles that people may encounter can be more severe than our own is seeing through God’s eyes. Corrective learning is a key tool that can be used to better our society. The more teachers we have that want to give back the better the world will be as a whole. 

     Having been through challenges of my own I have learned that life is not perfect and that sometimes the people who are most in tune carry the most burden. I have increased my discernment in this area of life. Yet I still maintain the idea of being open minded with people. Listening and learning but not necessarily always agreeing is where I discover new ideas on how to communicate my message to the world. The message that I carry is to empower people from a spiritual stand point. This is the duty of all. Not to judge but to empower at all times. If one person can bear the ability to not judge what we may not understand from a spiritual stand point, then we are able to learn and make progress towards God. Standing by the full context of God’s truth is essential to gaining discernment. Let us embrace the truth and find it easy to discuss amongst ourselves. Faith was never intended to be a burden to anyone. 

     

Touching the Wings/Garments of the Messiah

THE WINGS OF MESSIAH

HE LED ME into the Chamber of Garments. There he found a prayer shawl, white with blue stripes, and draped it over his head.

“Do you know what this is?” he asked.

“A prayer shawl,” I replied.

“It’s called a tallit. The most important part of the tallit is its corners and the fringes of its corners. In the law of Moses, it was commanded that the children of Israel were to wear fringes on the corners of their garments. The corner itself is called the kanaf. And the fringes on the corners are called the tzitzit. In the New Testament, there are no physical descriptions of Messiah. We don’t know what He looked like. But we do know what He wore. His garment had four sacred corners and fringes, the kanaf and the tzitzit. It is recorded in the Gospels that a woman with an infirmity once touched the hem of His garment and was instantly healed. The miracle was not unique. In fact, it’s recorded that everyone who touched the hem of His garment was healed. But they didn’t just touch the hem of His garment. The New Testament Greek renders that which they touched as the kraspedon. Kraspedon is a translation of the Hebrew words kanaf and tzitzit.”

“So they weren’t just touching the hem of His garment; they were touching the sacred corner and fringe of His garments as ordained in the Law.”

“Exactly. And at the very end of the Hebrew Scriptures, an amazing verse appears: ‘The sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.’ But in Hebrew it doesn’t say, ‘with healing in His wings.’ It says, ‘with healing in His kanaf’—the same word that is translated as kraspedon. . . the fringe of Messiah’s garment. So they touched the kanaf, the corner, the fringe, of the sun of righteousness, Messiah, and they found ‘healing in His wings.’ Therefore, never be afraid to touch God. If God puts fringes on His garment, it means He is touchable. He is not afraid to be touched. So touch God with your infirmities, your wounds, your uncleanness, your sins, with the darkest part of your life, and you will be changed. For the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings . . . with healing in His kanaf.”

The Mission: Touch God today with the darkest, most painful, most ungodly part of your life—that you might find healing in His wings.

Numbers 15:38–40; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 9:20–22; 14:35–36

The Kraspedon Mysteries I–IV

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-book-of-mysteries/id1137475285?mt=11

Heroism

     Romans 15:1-3 “Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached Thee fell upon Me.”

     Heroism is an act of selflessness on behalf of others in order to defend those that cannot defend themselves. Christ exemplified heroism by dedicating himself and giving His life in order that the world would live. Heroes are what the world needs more of. We need more people serving and expressing their ideas as well as opinions in order to inspire a revolution of heroism.

     Much of what we see on the television and watch in movies is intended to be based upon heroism. For me watching movies of heroism inspire me to be more motivated and more inspirational. Through acts of valor we see much of our military becoming heroes. We need more heroes dedicated to saving lives right here in the United States of America. Each and every day we awake and make a choice as to whether we want to be a hero or if we want to sit on the sidelines and watch. It is our utmost duty to reach out to those that need our help and to inspire others to do so as well. For each morning we have a choice of living out the day with all the characteristics of the bright morning star. We are all to be stars shining brightly for all to see. May it be that we carry more light each and every day as we love and grow with one another.

     By bearing the weaknesses of one another and using our strength to carry others, we are pleasing God. May we strive to instill truth and to motivate one another to carry those who are less fortunate and need the help. For this is what God desires, to see us grow the body of Christ into a stronger living and breathing organism full of gifts and wisdom.

     1 Corinthians 12:8-11 “For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.”

     It is the responsibility of all to recognize the gifts that they have been blessed with, and to incorporate those gifts into their lives, using them to carry out acts of heroism. Heroism is God’s character and who greater than Jesus is to show us that example? 

     

The Study of Knowledge and Truth

THE SILENCE OF THE TRUTH

WHAT IS TRUTH?” I asked.

“Ah,” said the teacher, “a question asked by philosophers throughout the ages. Do you know what the word philosophy means? It comes from two Greek words: sophia, which means knowledge, and philo, which means love. So philosophy can be taken to mean the love of knowledge or wisdom. Man has been pondering and seeking after the truth for thousands of years. And after all those years, do you know what the conclusion of philosophy is?”

“No.”

“No conclusion,” he said. “They all came up with different answers . . . no answer.

And yet in the midst of all this, the question was once posed, in a very unique context, not by a philosopher, but by a man of bloodshed. He asked the question to one of his prisoners. The man was Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea . . . and the prisoner was the Messiah. So Pilate posed the question, ‘What is truth?’ Then he went outside to the multitude and said, ‘I find no basis for a charge against Him.’ So what was the answer to his question?”

“He didn’t give an answer,” I said. “There was no answer.”

“But there was an answer,” said the teacher, “in the absence of the answer . . . in the silence of the truth. It was in His not saying anything, that He said everything, in His not answering, that the question was answered. Truth is deeper than words. The truth wasn’t the truth about something, or even the truth about Him—it was Him, standing there right in front of Pilate’s eyes, in flesh-and-blood reality. You see, the idea of truth, the talk of truth, and the study of truth . . . is not the truth. Philosophies and religions may be about the truth, but that which is about the truth can blind you from seeing the truth itself. Never let yourself end up in the realm of the about and lose that which the about is all about. The truth is that which is . . . as God is. The truth is Him. And so the only way to know the truth . . . is to know Him . . . directly, personally, in His presence, face-to-face, heart to heart . . . What is truth?” asked the teacher, “He is the truth. And what is the answer to all philosophy, the love of knowledge? It is to love the truth. Therefore . . . the answer . . . is to love Him.”

The Mission: Today, leave the “realm of the about” and go beyond the talk and words to the bare truth of His presence. Be still and know that He is God.

Psalm 46:10; John 18:38

Him

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-book-of-mysteries/id1137475285?mt=11

The Love Of God

        1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.”

       The premier teaching of Christianity. An undying expression of Jesus’ doctrine of heavenly love. More potent for the building of the Church than any, or all, of the various manifestations of God’s power. Love, the Church’s most effective weapon. Love, without which all the various gifts of the Spirit are of no avail. Love, the essence of God’s nature. Love, the perfection of human character, Love, the most powerful ultimate force in the universe.

     Even if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, even if I give my body to be burned, if I have not love, it profits me nothing. What a thought provoking passage! The gift of speaking like an angel, of prophesying, of having all knowledge, of faith that moves mountains, of charity to the last dollar, even martyrdom, all of no use unless we have the Spirit of Christian Love. What a call to self examination! (Halley’s Bible Handbook pg. 598)

     By embarking on a journey to discover true love we are blessed by receiving spiritual gifts that allow us to see the kingdom of God. For the first love that we have come to know it that of God. God loved us first and asks that we fulfill His commandment in loving one another. There are so many gifts that we may attain in our journey of falling in love. Of all the gifts that God asks us to use, love is the most important. Doing away with immorality is learning to love unconditionally. Expecting the second coming of Jesus and discovering His presence is where we may experience God’s greatest love. 

The True Horse and Quality of Omnipotence

THE SHAMAYIM AND THE ARETZ

HE LED ME out in the darkness of the night to a sandy expanse. There we lay down and gazed up into the star-filled skies.

“It’s so vast,” said the teacher, without turning from his upward gaze.
“The sky?” I answered. “I would think it is.”

“In Hebrew, the word for heaven is shamayim. The word for earth is aretz. When you hear a Hebrew word that ends with im, it’s a sign that word is plural. So what does this tell you?”

“The word for heaven is plural . . . but the word for earth is not?”
“Correct. Shamayim, heaven, is plural, but aretz, earth, is not. And it’s not just the words; it’s what the words represent.”
“Which is . . .”

“That which is earthly is singular. That which belongs to the physical realm is finite. Everything that is physical is limited. That’s why, no matter how much of the earthly realm you get, no matter how many earthly possessions you possess, it can never fill you or bring you completion.”

“Because they’re limited,” I said, “because they’re finite.”

“And so a life focused on the physical . . .”

“Is a life filled with limitations.”
“But if you empty your heart of physical things . . .”

“Then you empty yourself of limitations.”

“So the things of earth are finite,” he said, “but the things of heaven are infinite. The physical is limited, but the spiritual is unlimited. Only that which is spiritual, the infinite, can fill the heart.”

“But how does one get away from living in the earthly realm?”
“One doesn’t,” said the teacher. “You can’t escape living in the earthly realm—but you don’t have to live of the earthly realm. You must deal with earthly things, but you don’t have to fill your heart with them. Set your heart on that which is heavenly. Fill up your heart with that which is spiritual. For heaven is shamayim, and shamayim has no limitation. And, therefore, a heart filled up with that which is spiritual and that which is heavenly . . .”

“Becomes unlimited.”

The Mission: What are your possessions? Today, let go. Free up your heart of its earthly possessions. And fill it up with the spiritual and heavenly.

Isaiah 55:9; Philippians 4:8–9

The Hebrew Mysteries I–IV

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

The True White Horse

(THE WRITING HORSE…CLUE TO GAINING FULL INSIGHT)

As we carefully analyze the end times and Biblical prophecy we see that following the antichrist Jesus appears to us in a way that is without a doubt all of God’s Glory. Jesus appears bright and clean in a robe dipped in blood. Now as we attempt to understand this piece of the Revelation we must pay careful attention to the deep mind of God and the hidden sufferings of Jesus Christ. The sufferings of Jesus are most of all felt deep inside His body especially His heart. His heart is the center of the body and without His heart the world would be lost forever. The heart of Christ is filled with knowledge that only God can provide and His Son uses that knowledge when God commands Him to do so. All of the angels of heaven follow Him and are guarding the truth that He holds deep inside. His heart is where the true crucifixion has taken place.

We see that in the end an angel standing in the sun, bearing all the beauty of God’s Glory is the one who commands that all kings, generals, mighty men, horses and their riders, and all people who have CHOOSE TO RISE up against the Son of God are to be REMOVED FROM the EARTH AND THE WORLD WITH CHRIST IS TRANSFORMED. The reason that God commands this is due to the horrific attacks and persecution upon His Son. Of all the finishing touches that God commands in this event, the beast and the false prophet who had performed miraculous signs in the presence of man are cast into the lake of fire. The followers who are left  after this event, will be cut down by the sword that comes out of the mouth of the rider on the white horse, Jesus.

Remember that it is not about times or dates as much as it is about God’s will. The end is concerning God’s will through His Son and all of the angels of heaven. God has already chosen the day and the time of which these events are to unfold. It could be AT THIS VERY MOMENT, THE PRESENT TIME… This is the spirit of prophecy.

In God’s mind one day may be a thousand years…It is our job to be sure that we act according to God’s will and honor what He has predestined from since the beginning of the world. The new world has yet to come. Know that God has already carefully designed this world, and His Son and the entire kingdom of God are the author of it all.

Psalm 90:4-6 “For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning–though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.”

The Right Hand of God

Psalm 89:13

You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.

 

Psalm 16:8

I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 63:8

My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 139:10

Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

Isaiah 41:13

“For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’

Lamentations 2:3

In fierce anger He has cut off All the strength of Israel; He has drawn back His right hand From before the enemy And He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire Consuming round about.

Psalm 16:11

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Psalm 48:10

As is Your name, O God, So is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.

Psalm 73:23

Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand.

Isaiah 62:8

The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm, “I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies; Nor will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.”

Psalm 60:5

That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer us!

Psalm 108:6

That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer me!

Psalm 17:7

Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.

Psalm 20:6

Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.

Psalm 80:15

Even the shoot which Your right hand has planted, And on the son whom You have strengthened for Yourself.

Psalm 98:1

O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.

Psalm 138:7

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.

Psalm 18:35

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great.

Psalm 44:3

For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.

Psalm 78:54

 

So He brought them to His holy land, To this hill country which His right hand had gained.

Isaiah 41:10

‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

Exodus 15:6

“Your right hand, O LORD, is majestic in power, Your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.

Exodus 15:12

“You stretched out Your right hand, The earth swallowed them.

Psalm 21:8

Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.

Psalm 74:11

Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand? From within Your bosom, destroy them!

Psalm 45:4

And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.

Psalm 77:10

Then I said, “It is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed.”

Psalm 118:15-16

 

The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

Isaiah 48:13

“Surely My hand founded the earth, And My right hand spread out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand together.

Lamentations 2:4

He has bent His bow like an enemy; He has set His right hand like an adversary And slain all that were pleasant to the eye; In the tent of the daughter of Zion He has poured out His wrath like fire.

Habakkuk 2:16

“You will be filled with disgrace rather than honor. Now you yourself drink and expose your own nakedness The cup in the LORD’S right hand will come around to you, And utter disgrace will come upon your glory.

Hebrews 1:13

But to which of the angels has He ever said, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET”?

Psalm 110:1

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”

Matthew 22:44

‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET”‘?

Mark 12:36

“David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET.”‘

Luke 20:42

“For David himself says in the book of Psalms, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,

Luke 22:69

“But from now on THE SON OF MAN WILL BE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND of the power OF GOD.”

Acts 2:34

“For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,

Acts 7:55-56

 

But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

Colossians 3:1

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 1:3

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Peter 3:22

who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.

Ephesians 1:20-21

 

which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Romans 8:34

who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

Acts 2:33

“Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.

Acts 5:31

“He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 4:14-16

 

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 8:1

Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,

Matthew 26:64

Jesus said to him, “You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”

Mark 14:62

And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”

Revelation 5:1-7

 

I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it. read more.

Matthew 25:32-34

 

“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Matthew 20:20-23

 

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to Him, “We are able.” read more.

Mark 10:35-40

 

James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory.” read more.

Revelation 1:20

“As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Revelation 1:16

In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 2:1

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:

The Sound of Many Waters

The Unification of the Body of Christ by John David Harwood

And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:11-16 (nasb)

In order to fix the issues that we face in our world today, we must come together as a unified body of Christ. It demands that everyone plays their role and seeks to do God’s will. This is what He is waiting for us to do. He needs everyone to stand up for the freedom of which we are entitled. This is not a one-man show. It demands that the whole body be fitted and held together and molded into a mature body of Christ. We must build up the body by filling it with the Word of God. We must quench the thirst for the Lord by seeking God’s truth.
And He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with man’-na which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 8:3 (nasb)

Jesus therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world. They said therefore to Him, “Lord, evermore give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life, he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

John 6:32-35 (nasb)

And beyond all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Je’-sus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.

Colossians 3:14-17 (kjv)

In living godly lives, we need one another in order to accomplish this. It is not a battle that anyone wishes to fight alone. Knowing that we have brothers and sisters in Christ with us, as well as angels, is very reassuring and helps us to carry on when we face difficult challenges in life. As one body of Christ, we are able to accomplish all things. The strength of this body in unity is one that is supernatural and supersedes all evil. It is strength from above.

I believe that the best method for ministering to those who have been deceived is to show our faith by our works. When people who have not been exposed to this see it, a curiosity from within arises in their hearts. However, we must always stand firm and be strong—never letting ourselves fall into the traps that the enemy attempts to use against us, as there are many due to mass corruption. Be mindful that your adversary has been on this earth for a long time, until God defeats the deception by Jesus during the second coming. Be aware of the enemy’s attempts from every angle to confuse and manipulate. Use that heightened sense of awareness to see it before it happens. Know that Satan’s army is of no comparison to the unified body of Christ in all its might and absolute power. By being at peace we shun off any and all attempts by Satan to come into our lives. Satan really only wants to disrupt our lives and to get a rise out of us at all cost. He will do anything to try and accomplish his goal of chaos. Your enemy thrives on chaos.

Shut down the opposition by being at peace and allowing God to be at the center of your life. If God is with us, who can be against us? No one.

First Corinthians 16:13-14 (nasb) says, “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”
By standing firm I insist on being of the mind-set: I cannot be bought. I will not be intimidated. I will not be threatened. I will not let anything or anyone keep me from doing God’s will. I am a humble servant that puts God first, before all things. This is the final and absolute truth.
The words of Jesus Christ:

“But when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. And when you are praying do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”

Matthew 6:6-8 (nasb)
The Lord’s prayer says:
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Matthew 6:9- 13 (nasb)

The Hidden Treasure by John David Harwood

Matthew 13: 44 (nasb) says, “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.”

I believe that this verse is symbolic of how in order to see the kingdom of heaven we must give up all that we know in our earthy lives and seek first the kingdom of God. This means putting away all former ways of living into a new heavenly state of being. In our world today this quite possibly requires giving up all that we formerly understood, believed, and possessed in order to find our new life with Christ. I believe that in reference to the phrase “selling all that he has,” Jesus is telling us to seek Him. The rewards here on earth are only temporary. However, the rewards in heaven are eternal.

To me this demands restructuring many relationships and figuring out who sincerely desires for you to excel to your full potential. This has always been a question in my mind… As I have attempted to seek God first, I feel that I have been judged by many. I know that many have looked upon this as being “crazy” or “not of the world” (For the world does not understand it…) but I can tell you that this is the only way to find Christ. We must at some point, preferably sooner than later, acknowledge that our level of spiritual maturity should be our number one priority. This level of maturity I am speaking about is a fortress and a defense against the masses of people who either knowingly or unknowingly attempt to bring you down.

The realization here when I say knowingly and unknowingly is that your enemy can use those who are without Christ to deceive, confuse, and to bring down others. Your adversary’s sole objective is to have us not seek God. He only wants to destroy the everlasting truth. I believe that Satan will at all costs attempt to keep prophecy from being fulfilled for as long as he can with the little power that he has while here on earth. This little power for someone who is not in a personal relationship with God can appear to be very powerful. But when you come to know the absolute power of God and attain the supernatural power, which only comes through the Holy Spirit, then you will know that Satan does not stand a chance. His gift is that of deceit and illusion. Know that by seeking God we are able to recognize these attempts and to stand firmly against him, with no worries or fear…God will protect you…

I want to reiterate the importance of living in the spirit and seeking God first in order to see the kingdom of heaven.

To give it all up in order for a chance to see the kingdom of heaven is what I have come to know. It is not easy by any means, but the rewards are Eternal…